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Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
think it is a four-points margin for obama. >> last night, there was a poll that came out, and it was 47-47. again, president obama well under 50. in a state that he should be well over 50. there is a million more democrats in pennsylvania, than there are republicans. and, it is important to remember, energy is a very important issue in the state of pennsylvania and, in 2008, and the democrat primary, hillary clinton beat barack obama by double digits, after barack obama was the presumptive nominee for his party. pennsylvania is fertile ground for us. >> chris: finally, what will you be looking at, early on election night? what states, what counties? secondly, what -- is it going to be -- how will you you know whether it is going to be an early or a long night and how long do you think it is going to take for to us figure out who is the next president? >> well, there is going to be a lot of key bellwethers. what we are seeing consistently from the early absentee ballot numbers, that there is a general underperforming in places where president obama needs to do well and an overperformi
FOX
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
obama. with polls showing a tightening race, the president's appearance in green bay is telling how close this election could be. >> and i am moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleo ground state, addressing a crowd of window dressers in virginia and slammed the president on job creation. >> he's out talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in and day out, attacking me doesn't make an agenda or get people back to work. >> reporter: meanwhile n a last- minute scramble to get undecided voters in swing states, several campaign surrogates from the spouses to the vice presidential running mates fanned out across places like iowa, colorado, and ohio. ohio continues to be ground zero for political watchers as the neck-in-neck race there could be the deciding factor in who takes the white house. ohio has 18 electoral college votes and has picked the winner in 25 of the last 27 presidential elects n. washington, doug -- election. in washington, doug mcelway, fox
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
now here. let's get to this "washington post" abc news tracking poll today about president obama's response to hurricane sandy. it says that nearly eight in ten likely voters say the president did an excellent or a good job in dealing with hurricane sandy. how does this factor into the election? >> definitely helps the president. the president is acting presidential. the poll likes his attitude and the actions that he has taken. he has suspended campaigning. he hasn't been on the campaign trail since saturday or sunday. and they think that he is showing the right stance and the right posture and i think it's quite frankly helped his campaign. >> we talked about ohio as battle ground state now and, you know, early voting has started in some places in this country. but there is a possibility that we might not know -- the whole count in ohio that could ultimately decide this election. explain that a little bit. >> for the first time the secretary of state which is the elections official in ohio has sent to every registered voter, 7 million in ohio, telling them they can apply for abse
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
washington post abc news tracking poll shows president obama with 49% support to romney's 48%. president obama will campaign in ohio today. republican challenger romney will be in wisconsin. governor romney was in virginia yesterday and president obama will return to northern virginia tomorrow for a campaign stop. later this morning both camps will be watching the latest jobs report. if it's the last one before the election. >>> time now for the morning line. the redskins are rocking a different look this weekend. they will wear their 1937 throwback jerseys on sunday when they take on the panthers. that's not why everyone is buzzing -- that's not what everyone is buzzing about this weekend for the game. i like those uniforms by the way. the big battle is two highs man trophy quarterbacks. good morning. how are you doing? >> good morning. >> first of all i want to talk about those uniforms. they are nice compareed to what we saw last week on pittsburgh. >> the uniforms look the same, the players don't. >> the guys on the left aren't showing up against the panthers. then the redskins are i
FOX
Oct 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
news poll of the swing state of virginia shows the obama/biden team down two points. the democratic ticket won virginia in 2008, the first democratic ticket to do so since 1964. there he is, mark plotkin with us again tonight. the president behind a couple points in virginia. what do you make of that? >> well, virginia is basically a republican state and they've had a good series of victories. governor bob mcdonnell won in 2009. they won the lieutenant governorship, the attorney generalship, became even in the state and have overriding majorities in the statehouse and if is basically a republican state and the -- it is basically a republican state and the president is counting on the changing demographics in virginia and as you said, it was 40 years before they actually won a presidential contest in virginia. so it's an uphill battle. >> assuming we have significant dang from sandy, do you expect the candidates to -- damage from sandy, do you expect the candidates to head to those damaged areas because they have to be careful not to look like they're taking advantage of the situatio
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 4:25am EDT
will be donated to the american red cross. >>> president obama and mitt rom know both suspended their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy but with just four days before voters head to the polls it's back to the trail in full force. >> and the focus is all about those key swing states. >> reporter: whatever brief reprieve from political attacks offered in the wake of hurricane sandy is now both a memory as the candidates refocus on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> wisconsin was one considered a lock for obama but the president's appearance in green bay is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. >> he's been out talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name and then -- or first and then attacking me day in and day out, attacking me doesn't make an agenda,
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
the polls and at least one candidate will be back on the campaign trail. while president obama surveys the east coast, mitt romney will spend the day at rallies in florida. republicans say the nominee needs to walk a careful line showing respect for the storm's casualties and making a case for his bid for the white house. >>> the commonwealth has 13 electoral votes and maryland has three hot button referendum issues on the ballot. joining is robert mccarthy to talk about this. i like the halloween garb. >> keeping with the season, tony. >> i should have done the same. there's a lot going on locally. let's talk about maryland because we're seeing the ads, constantly, particularly on gambling, question 7. we have the same sex marriage issue, and we also have another issue which is -- >> the dream act. >> let's talk about those. >> it let's talk about first what's most likely to pass, which is based on the polls. looks like the dream ak, ballot question 4, which would grant in-state tuition at maryland colleges and universities to undocumented immigrants whose families have been p
FOX
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
democrat and 41% republican. doug luzader has the poll numbers. recover this is where the race stands right now. a new fox news poll has it tied up 46% apiece, slightly tighter than just a few weeks ago. >> the obama team is hoping that image as like this will count for something, the president taking charge in the wake of superstorm sandy, touring the damage in new jersey. it didn't hurt that one of his strongest critic, new jersey governor chris christie, lavished him with praise. >> it has been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and the president will be back on the trail today in nevada, colorado and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia after rallies yesterday in florida balancing his push for early voters with
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
sandy. they don't need anything additional on what has happened there. the polls open locally on tuesday and we're expecting to have mostly sun around with the temperature in the low 50s, brian. >> in an interview with shepherd smith, when we return. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking f
FOX
Nov 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
road. >>> still ahead on the news at 10, new poll numbers showing the race for the white house hasn't budged. >> plus, another call for the investigation into the consulate attack in libya. coming up, how the obama administration is reacting. we'll be right back. ight back. announcer: the washington post on roscoe bartlett: "a champion of the tea party...an ideologue who is part of the problem in congress." bartlett calls medicare unconstitutional. and even wants to completely abolish student loans for college. no wonder bill clinton and the washington post both endorse john delaney for his deep understanding of job creation. he'll be "an unusually effective congressman." delaney: it's not about politics. it's about doing what's right to help the middle class. i'm john delaney, and i approve this message. . >>> three u.s. senators are calling for congressional investigation into the consulate attack in libya. they want to know whether the white house and the state department handled it properly. >> that is after a class by cable showed the state department knew about the secur
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> as we enter the final weekend of the presidential race the candidates will not only be eyeing the polls, they'll be keeping a close eye on the redskins games because the redskins have historically been a reliable predictor who wins the white house. in 17 of the past 18 presidential elections, if the redskins win their final home game before voting, the incumbent party wins the white house. if the skins lose, the challenger goes on to win. the only time that did not hold true information 2004. the redskins are playing the carolina panthers who are awful, by the way, at home sunday. fox 5's lindsay murphy joins us with a preview of the game where the coach has almost been fired. the general manager is out of there. the panthers are a mess. >> you're saying it looks good for president obama? >> so say the historically speaking. i know all this just because the head coach ron rivera went to my high school. >> oh, cool. i was just thinking imagine if the bears are playing the redskins sunday. president obama wo
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
in barack obama's victory. today, 40% of the u.s. population is now 30 years old and under. for each presidential candidate, it's the largest demographic up for grabs. the bigger question, will these voters show up at the polls next tuesday? joining us this morning, vice president of young democrats of america, and chairman of d.c. young republicans. thank you boeing for coming in. appreciate it. >> thanks for having us. >> that last thing i mentioned, let me start with that. kate, i'll start with you, do you think that the young vote is going to turn out in force this year? they did four years ago. >> i think there's no question that four years ago the youth vote turned out in droves. a lot of that was because we had a dynamic candidate obama making promises that really resonated with the youth vote. unfortunately, as president obama really hasn't lived up to those promises. i think a lot of youth are disappointed to say the least in president obama. i don't think we'll see youth vote turn out as strongly as we did in 2008, but i do think there are a lot of people who are fired
FOX
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
poll in closing the gender gap when it comes to women preferring obama over him but this week, indiana republican senate candidate richard mourdock talked about having no exceptions at all in the case of abortion. let's take a look: >> live is a gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation, of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> chris: senator johnson, mitt romney disavowed richard mourdock's comments and, he has tried to walk them back but it brings up the bigger question. why should a woman who believes of freedom of choice when it comes to abortion, why should she vote for mitt romney, who said he'd like to see roe vs. wade overturned and who favors cutting off all federal funding for planned parenthood? >> well, chris, first of all, i have heard one person talk about the abortion issue during the entire campaign. what people in wisconsin, what is moving the needle here is they recognize mitt romney is an individual, who when faced with the legislature controlled by democrats is actually able to work with the democrats and look at
FOX
Nov 1, 2012 10:30pm EDT
the polls to elect a president and the campaigning is in high gear. president obama and mitt romney both suspended their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today they were back on the trail in some key swing states. fox's doug mckelway reports. >> mellow, -- hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: both president obama and challenger mitt romney refocus now on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsinwas once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts governor slammed the president on private sector job creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly wo
FOX
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and d.c. the polling locations will be open tomorrow. today governor martin o'malley announced early voting has been extended until friday. hours for early voting has been extended from 9 p.m. to early urday. >>> president obama and mitt romney trying to urge support for storm victims while not actually campaigning for pan election that is one week away -- an election that is one week away, fox 5's tom fitzgerald with more. >> candidate obama stayed on the sidelines today as president obama remained at the white house to stay in touch with fema and federal authorities in charge of the response to hurricane sandy. in ohio today mitt romney's campaign meanwhile collected donations of various goods and food items. romney said generosity is an american trait and has canceled all campaign events today because of the storm. president obama went to the headquarters of the american red cross here in washington. the president said he is confident the recovery effort is heading in the right direction and he urged people to make monetary donations to the red cross disaster relief fund. >> we ce
FOX
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
the polls. and today president obama will make up for lost time heading back out on the campaign trail. scheduled in wisconsin, nevada, colorado. the latest fox news polls shows the two candidates locked in a tie at 47% each. >>> gop nominee mitt romney will be back in battleground virginia today. the former governor is scheduled to rally in virginia beach. it is a make up visit after he canceled three events sunday. mitt romney spent the day in florida concentrating on the victims of hurricane sandy. >>> and more than 19 million people already have voted in the up coming election by mail or in person. no votes will be counted until november 6th. voting picked back up in maryland after a two day suspension. there was a big turn out in buoy. hours were extended through tomorrow again because of sandy. >> some other top stories this morning, stanford county sheriffs stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart. accused of trying to kill his ex girlfriend and police officers tuesday morning. no one was hurt. stewart may be driving a red hyundai accent or white nissan altima with pennsyl
FOX
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
numbers be a bit smaller. obama is still of course going to carry away with a win with new york. interesting to see the numbers in new york city. a lot of flooding in lower manhattan. curious if the polling stations will be there. >> what about you? >> i think it will affect it a little bit. it's sad what happened. new york and new jersey states that weren't a contest. i don't think it will be too much of an affect. but great to see the president work with the republicans and the whole disaster being a nonpartisan thing. >> let's get over and ask two more students. what do you think about the bromance? do you think that will have an impact on voters when they see them working together? >> i think absolutely. but aside from bridging the divide. the president is using this as a chance to look like a leader. sitting there in that fema chair, he looks like a leader. bringing people together. and encouraging them to fix this mess. >> what about you? >> i think it will definitely have somewhat of an impact. people really hate the bipartisan ship in government. can really only help oba
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
the poll numbers, kaine has pulled ahead of allen. do you think he has a shot? >> if obama wins virginia two or 3-points lease likely to -- he's likely to drag mr. allen across. allens a polls say he's up one. i think this will be a nail biter race like the presidential race. i think it could be a possible split. if there was a split in the vote, i think the better vote would be romney/kaine. >> people want to believe that you want the job. i think that was one of the problems the president faced in the first debate. came in strong in the subsequent debates. i think there's been some concern about how committed george allen is to wanting this job. whereas kaine has been out there working hard, including in very red parts of the state, talking about how as governor he was able to work with republicans in the legislature. will be down to the wire. >> for those watching at home, really the key i think is to watch prince williams county. whichever candidate has won that county has gone on to win. >> yeah. i would say the one stat to look at in virginia is the gender gap. i think if
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the same poll. >>> cell phone owners and twitter users are getting text messages, urging the vote against president obama. they say the messages are coming from cc advertising out of centreville, virginia. the website's generating the messages and they were registered to the advertising company's president late wednesday. earlier in the day, they were register to a former republican state senate candidate. we'll discuss that issue coming up at 6:30 tonight. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 focuses on national candidates and issues during the final two weeks of the campaign. >>> straight ahead here on the news edge, when you think of a quick getaway, why that jeep stalled on a fence. and one surprise from sandy that many are not complaining about, snow. >> and we have no rainfall. we have a few clouds out there, brian, but it's going to be a good night for the trick or treaters. the door bell may start ringing soon. the sun's going down at 6:08 and will be dark soon. we'll talk about halloween and the weekend. i know the redskins are gearing june. that's right, the word now on possi
FOX
Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
questions on that. the polls that matter is ohio, florida and virginia and, you know, even wisconsin and iowa as well. those are the ones that if obama can hold the midwest and that's what he is trying to hold. if he can hold that there's no way romney can win. >> it looks like romney will take ohio, florida and virginia. >> that's a dream. >> if he does that and he takes colorado too and iowa, all of those things are likely, i think that romney is going to win the election. romney only needs 269 to win. in one of those and it could happen, if you get a 269 it goes to the house and they line up state by state and they win because of all the states. one small point romney only needs 269 to get over the finish line. i think that he is going to get there. >> i think that's your wish there. >> thank you guys are coming in. >>> coming up the devastation hits one of the colleagues hard. the affects that it is having on a hometown. would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic
FOX
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
night? we look at the polls and numbers and things have either been going trending up for romney or obama staying in the lead. i'm hearing now pennsylvania might be back in play. could there be any surprises? >> absolutely. and that's one of the things i keep asking myself. i'll give you three states i think could give an early indication. if virginia or florida goes for obama, and i don't know they'll be able to call it early, but if they were to go for obama, i think that romney may be gone. i don't see how he gets to 270 electoral votes without winning both states. even if he wins them, doesn't necessarily get there. conversely, you mentioned pennsylvania where romney is today, hasn't been there since labor day, and if obama were to lose pennsylvania, i think it's a strong indication romney will be the next president. you know, having said that, i'm not sure any of those three things will happen, which means we're in for a long tuesday night. if any of those three were to happen, i think you'd have a big surprise and early indication. >> your guests on the show today, david axelr
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